Comet (Hersheypark)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Comet
The first section of Comet
Hersheypark
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°17′14″N 76°39′18″W / 40.287231°N 76.655048°W / 40.287231; -76.655048
Park section The Hollow
Status Operating since May 30, 1946
Rider height
  • Minimum: 42 inch
  • Min. unaccompanied: 48 inch
Statistics
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters
Designer / calculations Herbert Paul Schmeck
Type Wooden
Hourly capacity 950
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Serial number 109
Height 84 feet
Drop 78 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 3360 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:48
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (replaced 1996)
Riders per train 24
HELP
The first drop on Comet

Comet is a wooden roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. It was designed by Herbert Paul Schmeck, built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters with construction overseen by Frank F. Hoover.

History

In November 2023 at the IAAPA Expo, Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters announced that they were manufacturing new trains for Comet. The lead car from one of the new trains was unveiled at the convention. The new trains have individual lap bars whereas previous rolling stock had buzz bars.[1]

Design

Elements

Comet's design consists of several "bunny hills" that provide riders with several instances of airtime.

Color scheme

Unpainted track and white supports.

Trains

2 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.

Images

References

  1. Stilwell, Andrew (2023-11-14). "Recapping Day One of the 2023 IAAPA Expo". Coaster101 (in English). Retrieved 2023-11-16.

External links

  • Comet on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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